College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 10-25-11

For Faculty

  1. Michigan Sociological Association Conference (held at GVSU), Oct. 28 and 29
  2. Teaching Roundtables Coming November 21
  3. Kutsche Office of Local History Accepting Proposals for Local History Research Grants
  4. CLAS Distinguished Alumni-In-Residence Events Oct. 27 and 28th

 

For Unit Heads

  1. CLAS Important Dates

1. Michigan Sociological Association Conference (held at GVSU), Oct. 28 and 29 

Grand Valley State University is hosting the Michigan Sociological Association conference this year. Many topics of wide interest; see link for further details http://www.gvsu.edu/gvnow/index.htm?articleId=57CB2DE0-A5FD-D2A3-A09793CE5DAF01BA

 

2. Teaching Roundtables Coming November 21 

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), working with the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center (Pew-FTLC) will be hosting the second annual Teaching Roundtables on Monday, November 21, 11-12:30 p.m. in the Grand River Room (KC). Like last year, CLAS will showcase some of the faculty’s excellent teaching practices. Faculty recognized in the past as one of our College’s outstanding teachers will serve as presenters and share their talents and ideas. We invite you to join us for lunch and to listen to the presentations and participate in a discussion of teaching ideas and innovation.  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet more of your colleagues and share what we do best.

 

Detailed information and a registration link will be posted by Nov. 1 at http://gvsu.edu/clas/clas-teaching-roundtables-264.htm

 

3.Kutsche Office of Local History Accepting Proposals for Local History Research Grants

 

The Kutsche Office of Local History can provide funds to assist Grand Valley faculty and community researchers to conduct research that focuses on marginalized ethnic and social groups in Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon and Allegan Counties.  Five to ten research grants ranging from $500 to $1000 can be awarded.  All tenure-track, visiting and affiliate faculty and approved community researchers are eligible to apply for a research grant.

 

Applied scholarship and creative efforts that address issues pertinent to marginalized ethnic and social groups may also be considered, such as performances, exhibitions, documentary films, artifact preservation, records management, oral history interviews etc.

 

Priority will be given to research and scholarly projects that include Grand Valley student participation and projects that solicit input from members of the underrepresented group to be studied in the design and implementation of the research project.

 

Researchers may apply on line on the Kutsche Office website  www.gvsu.edu/kutsche  Application deadline:  January 9, 2012

 

4. CLAS Distinguished Alumni-In-Residence Events Oct. 27 and 28th (attachment

Join departments as they celebrate their distinguished alumni during our annual CLAS event on Oct. 27 and 28.

5. CLAS Important Dates 

 

Important Dates

Event

Location

Oct. 26

Unit Head Meeting

3:30-5:00 p.m*., 2215/2216 KC

Oct. 28

Distinguished Alumni-in Residence Luncheon**

 

Oct. 28

Unit Materials for candidates for promotion to professor due

Dean’s office

Oct. 29

CLAS Mindgating

at Homecoming Expo

Nov. 1

Nomination packets due Outstanding Academic Advising and Student Services Award

200 STU

Nov. 1

Sabbatical Proposals due to Dean’s office

B-4-232 MAK

Nov. 2

Majors Fair

11:00-2:00, GRR

Nov. 8

CLAS Out of the Box

Registration required

1:00-3:00 p.m., 2270 KC

Nov. 9

Unit Head Meeting

3:00-5:00 p.m., 2215-2216 KC

Nov. 14

Staffing Plans from UH

 

Nov. 18

CLAS Research Colloquium

2:30-5:00pm. 308 PAD

Nov. 18

CLAS Out of the Box

Registration required

10:00-12:00 p.m., 2266 KC

Nov. 21

Draft Contracts to UH

 

Nov. 21

CLAS Teaching Roundtables

11:00-12:30, Grand River Room, KC

Nov. 23

Draft Contracts from UH

 

Nov. 23

Offices Open

 

Nov. 24-25

Thanksgiving Day Recess

 

Nov. 30

Unit Head Meeting

3:00-5:00 p.m., 2263 KC

Nov. 30

CLAS Out of the Box

Registration required

9:00-11:00 a.m., 2270 KC

Dec. 1

GVSU Service Awards and Holiday Party

3:00, Grand River Room, KC

Dec. 5

Round two schedule to UH (tentative)

 

Dec. 7

CLAS Holiday Open House

To be announced

Dec. 10

Commencement

10:00-12:00, Van Andel Arena

Dec. 12-16

Final Exam Week

 

Dec. 12

Banner opens for final grading

 

Dec. 14

Unit Head Meeting

3:00-5:00, 2215/2216 KC

Dec. 20

Final Grades due from faculty at noon

 

Dec. 23

Offices closed for until January 3, 2012

 

*note time change to accommodate those wanting to attend General Education Forum

** by invitation only

 

 

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